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National Museum of Australia

An aerial view of the National Museum of Australia, Canberra.
First Australians Gallery at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra.
The stunning lakefront view from the Museum Cafe at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra.
An aerial view of the National Museum of Australia, Canberra.
First Australians Gallery at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra.
The stunning lakefront view from the Museum Cafe at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra.

Overview

Australia's stories come alive at the National Museum of Australia, on the shores of Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin. The Museum's stunning architecture provides an extraordinary place to explore the rich and diverse stories of Australia and its people.

Take a guided tour or wander solo through the many exhibitions. Get to know the real, the treasured, the surprising and the inspirational objects from Australian history.

Discover the stories and meanings hidden in the Museum building, design and landscapes on the 10 am or 2 pm daily Building and Architecture Guided Tour or join a Host Talk in the galleries, on the hour, between 10 am and 4 pm daily.

For a treat, why not book the Ultimate Museum Experience with a tour, a meal in the Museum Cafe and a voucher for the Museum Shop.

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Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula, Acton, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 2102 reviews

“Phenomenal, must see museum!”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 5d ago by nancyolah

The National Museum of Australia is unlike any other museum I’ve visited. The combination of history, science, culture, and ideas are all interwoven with a profound respect for the aboriginal peoples...

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“Waste of Parking Fee”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1w ago by lianhualu

This was a waste of our $15 parking fee ($3/hour). The museum is divided into galleries and the Landmarks Gallery which contains over 1500 objects, according to the museum website, was closed. The...

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“Egypt was wonderful and see the rest of the museum while there”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 4w ago by wombatdavid

I went to see the Egypt exhibition and it was amazing. I visited with a 9am ticket and it was great as there was hardly anyone there. Lovely to see all the artefacts without crowds (like British...

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  • Enquiry Desk
  • Family Friendly
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  • Non Smoking
  • Parents Room
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Telephone
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  • Restaurant
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
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